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Prepare to be caught up in a dreamy and inspiring world of music from Ashley Daneman’s debut album, “Beauty Indestructible.” Trained as a jazz singer at Manhattan School of Music, but raised on Joni Mitchell, the result is heartfelt jazz and modern folk. She crafts organic, vignette-like songs described as “an uncompromising concoction of subtle and intimate jazz with a touch of hipster singer-songwriter."


Backed by a successful Kickstarter campaign, fans are calling Ashley Daneman’s Beauty Indestructible album an “inspired masterpiece,” “a rich banquet for the soul,” saying it owns “intriguing melodies, haunting lyrics, and hip instrumentation,” and that “it hits a nerve.”

Ashley is a singer-songwriter who creates soulful audio landscapes at the intersection of jazz and modern folk music. Her inventive, dreamy songs drip with rich harmonies aptly described as “…an uncompromising concoction of subtle and intimate jazz with a touch of hipster singer-songwriter” (West Michigan Jazz Society).

Noted as “a fine young jazz vocalist” (USA Today), Ashley has been a resident artist at Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead and at the Banff Centre’s Jazz and Creative Workshop. She honed her chops on the Washington, D.C. jazz scene before completing her masters degree in Jazz Vocal Performance at Manhattan School of Music. All About Jazz says “Ashley owns a decidedly individualistic style and a willingness to take interpretive risks, the true hallmark of the dedicated jazz musician.”

Ashley and her husband, trumpeter Benje Daneman, are based out of New York City.

  • At the office this morning.
  • Bringing the live fade back. #bluenote #lprpresents
  • Was very productive today in certain realms.
  • Never, never, never give up
  • Last show at 7:30 tonight in the "red room" before they move!
  • Setting up at Blue Lake Public Radio.
  • And this is where you end up after the gig in Montague, MI.  But they are playing U2, so all is right in the world for a moment,
  • This tour made possible by three grandparents, an aunt and uncle, several friends, two killin' band mates, one spectacular husband, and more and more!
  • The back room.
  • We're just gonna print a poster of this and hang it on the wall in our apt.
  • Headed for Michigan!  Now coffee and donuts so nobody gets hurt.
  • Had to capture this one...snow starts in 12 hours.
  • Liala Biali, Ike Sturm, Joel Frahm, Ben Wittman...great show.
  • An architect's music never ceases.
  • Silence.
  • Great show!
  • Good morning!
  • A definition of overcoming. #nycmarathon #beautyindestructible
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